EPIC TechWatch at W3 FAIR+CONVENTION

26 February 2019

Wetzlar, Germany

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The aim of the W3+ Fair / Convention is to create a platform for precision technologies in order to launch new interdisciplinary solutions and new business. It links the fields of optics, mechanics and electronics and promotes the creation of competitive advantages arising from cross- industry innovations.

Program

25 February 2019 Monday 

09:30 – 17:00 Visit us at a booth in partners zone @ W3+ Fair / Convention, Rittal Arena Wetzlar
Conference dinner @ Rittal Arena Wetzlar (only for exhibitors and speakers of EPIC TechWatch)

26 February 2019 Tuesday

09:30 – 17:00  Visit us at a booth in partners zone @ W3+ Fair / Convention, Rittal Arena Wetzlar

13:00 – 17:00 EPIC TechWatch @ KEYNOTE STAGE, W3+ Fair / Convention floor, Rittal Arena Wetzlar

Welcoming words – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

Session 1: Setting up the scene: The industrial trends in Photonics
13:00 – 13:10 Photonic solutions for sensing, communication and terahertz systems – Crispin Zawadzki, Deputy Head of Hybrid PICs GroupFraunhofer HHI (GERMANY)
13:10 – 13:20 Novel illumination techniques for industrial & scientific applications – Simon Schwinger, CEO, LEJ || Lighting & Electronics Jena (GERMANY)
13:20 – 13:30 Challenges wide field of view virtual reality headsets – Marek Polčák, CEO & Co – founder, VRgineers (CZECH REPUBLIC)
13:30 – 13:40 InGaAs SWIR cameras for new industrial challenges – Nicolas Baroan, Business Development Manager, New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE)
13:40 – 13:50 Applied spectral knowledge – Athanasios Kokorakis, General Manager, Ocean Optics (GERMANY)
13:50 – 14:00 From violet to infrared, a light source for every application – Maarten Gerkes, Sales Manager Solid State Lighting, USHIO (THE NETHERLANDS)

Session 2: Next trends in laser based manufacturing: smaller features, larger structures and fast processes 
14:05 – 14:15 High accuracy laser micro-processing: 3D processing of complex parts  – Jose Antonio Ramos de Campos, R&D Director, Lasea (BELGIUM)
14:15 – 14:25 Adding value to industry with femtosecond laser service – Raul Garcia, CEO, Microrelleus (SPAIN)
14:25 – 14:35 Space variant retarders for laser beam shaping – Titas Gertus, Project Manager, Workshop of Photonics (LITHUANIA)
14:35 – 14:45 Dynamic laser beam shaping: a new tool to enable high value-added laser marking and micromachining applications – Florent Thibault, VP Marketing & Sales, Qiova (FRANCE)
14:45 – 14:55 Industrial high precision 3D Printing: are there limits? – Ruth Houbertz, CEO & Managing Director, Multiphoton Optics (GERMANY)
14:55 – 15:05 3D Printing of microoptics via multiphoton polymerization: methods, challenges, opportunities – Valdas Monkus, Business Development Manager, Femtika (LITHUANIA)

Session 3: New trends in metrology and monitoring: real time, miniaturization and multimodal sensing
15:10 – 15:20 Chromatic Confocal sensing for non-contact surface metrology – Matthieu Desjacques, EMEA Sales Manager, STIL (FRANCE)
15:20 – 15:30 Passive optical fiber components for extreme environments – Claire Guyonnet, Export Manager, SEDI•ATI (FRANCE)
15:30 – 15:40 Future in spectrometer miniaturisation – Frank Czernik, Sales Manager, Avantes (THE NETHERLANDS)
15:40 – 15:50 NIR-spectroscopy on chip-level – allowing disruptive sensor applications – Ronny Timmreck, CEO, Senorics (GERMANY)
15:50 – 16:00 Continuously variable filters for applications in spectroscopy, HSI and fluorescence diagnostics – Oliver Pust, Director, Sales and Marketing, Delta Optical Thin Film (DENMARK)

Session 4: New trends in industrial opto-electronic manufacturing: from R&D to production in smart factories: ingredients and capabilities 
16:05 – 16:15 Optical testing in mass production smart factories – Oren Aharon, Founder, Duma Optronics (ISRAEL)
16:15 – 16:25 A foundry for photonics integrated chip assembly and packaging for High Volume Manufacturing – Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer, PHIX Photonics Assembly (THE NETHERLANDS)
16:25 – 16:35 Serving R&D and production: flexible and reconfigurable assembly machines for optical systems – Tobias Mueller, CTO, AIXEMTEC (GERMANY)
16:35 – 16:45 Low temperature deposition for flexible substrates – Volker Sinhoff, CEO, AIXaTECH (GERMANY)
16:45 – 16:55 High heat thermoplastic resins for optical elements – Bernd Grammer, Sr. Manager, New Business Development, SABIC (GERMANY)

Closing Remarks – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

17:15 Bus transfer to VIAOPTIC (meeting point: KEYNOTE stage, Rittal Arena)
17:30 – 18:30 Company visit @ VIAOPTIC
18:45 – 19:00 Walk to LIVING ERNST LEITS HOTEL
19:00 – 22:00 EPIC & W3+ Fair / Convention Dinner @ LIVING ERNST LEITZ HOTEL (dedicated to the TechWatch speakers, EPIC members and invited guests)

27 February 2019 Wednesday 

08:00 – 08:15 Walk to Leica Camera (please gather at 08:00 in the lobby of LIVING ERNST LEITZ HOTEL)
08:15 – 09:30 Company visit @ Leica Camera 
09:30 Bus transfer from Leica Camera to Hexagon
09:45 – 11:30 Company visit @ Hexagon

Registration

There is no additional fee to attend the EPIC TechWatch, EPIC & W3+ Fair / Convention dinner and company visits. It is a part of W3+ Fair/Convention.
Please inform us by neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com if you would like to attend the company visits and the EPIC & W3 Fair / Convention dinner on 26 Feb.

Additional events during the Fair:

  • Networking Apéro powered by Swissphotonics on 25 February, 17:00 – 18:30 @ VIP – Busines Club, Rittal Arena.
  • Business – Matching powered by Regionalmanagement Mittelhessen on 25 February.
  • Special matching with a delegation (22 ppl.) of partner region 2019 Xuchang, China.

For these events please contact organizers of the W3+ Fair / Convention by Joerg.Brueck@fleet-events.de.

Contacts

For any questions please contact EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite by neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com or +370 6 2438991.

Onsite contacts:
EPIC Director General Carlos Lee: + 32 4 73300433.
EPIC CTO Jose Pozo: +31 6 26978312.